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30 May, 2015

Supermarkets pledge to do more to cut campylobacter

Multiple retailers have set out plans to reduce the levels of campylobacter found in its chickens. 

Campylobacter has been found in 73% of fresh chickens, a Food Standards Agency (FSA) survey has revealed. 

Muirhead-based award-winning butcher S Collins & Son has lined up rising Irish TV chef Adrian Martin to give cookery classes at six local schools and two fund-raising events this summer. 

Poor exchange rates, reduced demand and full abattoirs have conspired to force the price of Scotch beef down, leaving many Scottish prime beef producers struggling to make a margin, according to the National Farmers Union Scotland.  

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The nation's oldest female butcher has recently turned 83 but has no plans to retire just yet. 

An executive of a leading meat processor and head of a food strategy board has warned against the UK’s exit from the EU. 

The Butchers’ and Drovers’ Charitable Institution (BDCI) has awarded two bursaries to students undertaking a course of study for the academic year 2015/16. 

The owner of a poultry business in Essex has been given a suspended prison sentence and fined £12,500 following an investigation into the death of more than 6,000 chickens due to heat exhaustion. 

The first year of West Country Beef and Lamb bearing the Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) banner has been labelled a success. 

Frozen food giant Findus Group has announced strong second-quarter results for the three months to 28 March 2015, with sales up by 2% and operational cash flow up 17% on last year. 

The National Pig Association (NPA) has awarded John Godfrey its first Lifetime Fellowship. Godfrey, a North Lincolnshire producer, has been given the honour in recognition of his exceptional service to the British pig industry. 

Karro Food Group has secured a £74m funding package to fund its UK and international expansion strategy, including a move into the Far East. 

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The Danish Agriculture & Food Council (DAFC/Landbrug & Fødevarer) has invited the country’s leading meat industry players to round-table talks to deepen collaboration between producers, brokers and marketers regarding halal meat exports.

In 2014 Kazakhstan increased meat and processed meat exports threefold, while significantly reducing its imports, according to official statistical data.

Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork processor, has announced its intention to construct a $44.8 million sausage plant in a joint venture with Kansas City Sausage.

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